We know that finding a quality veterinarian, who both you and your pet feel comfortable with, is very important. We have grown over the past year and are extremely proud of our team here at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital, we are excited to introduce you to our doctors.
Dr. Jamie Ota has a special interest in surgery, preventive medicine and critical care.
Dr. Lisa Buehler has a special interest in internal medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Nicole Malecek has a special interest in acupuncture, canine rehabilitation and emergency medicine.
Dr. Jason Steenis has a special interest in internal medicine, surgery and dermatology.
Dr. Hee Yoo has a special interest in acupuncture, surgery and internal medicine.
The doctors are joined by our friendly, professional staff, made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.
As always, we strive to offer the exceptional service and caring concern that you have come to trust. We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon.
Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.
Dr. Ota grew up in Orange County and worked at several veterinary hospitals while in high school and college. She attended UC San Diego and completed a degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Spanish Literature.
Dr. Ota received her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2009 and then completed a small animal rotating internship at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa. She started with VCA in 2010 and joined VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital in July 2013. Her professional interests include surgery, critical care and preventative medicine.